Albert Speer

1905 - 1981

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Berthold Konrad Hermann Albert Speer (; German: [ˈʃpeːɐ̯] (listen); 19 March 1905 – 1 September 1981) was a German architect who served as the Minister of Armaments and War Production in Nazi Germany during most of World War II. A close ally of Adolf Hitler, he was convicted at the Nuremberg trials and sentenced to 20 years in prison. An architect by training, Speer joined the Nazi Party in 1931. His architectural skills made him increasingly prominent within the Party, and he became a member of Hitler's inner circle. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Albert Speer has received more than 6,032,063 page views. His biography is available in 65 different languages on Wikipedia (down from 66 in 2019). Albert Speer is the 9th most popular architect (up from 10th in 2019), the 88th most popular biography from Germany (down from 84th in 2019) and the most popular Architect.

Albert Speer was a German architect who was Adolf Hitler's chief architect and armaments minister during World War II. He was convicted of war crimes at the Nuremberg Trials and served 20 years in prison.

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Among architects, Albert Speer ranks 9 out of 424Before him are Gian Lorenzo Bernini, Imhotep, Vitruvius, Mimar Sinan, Filippo Brunelleschi, and Alvar Aalto. After him are Donato Bramante, Leon Battista Alberti, Andrea Palladio, Walter Gropius, Frank Lloyd Wright, and Oscar Niemeyer.

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Among people born in 1905, Albert Speer ranks 4Before him are Jean-Paul Sartre, Howard Hughes, and Ayn Rand. After him are Simo Häyhä, Christian Dior, Viktor Frankl, Greta Garbo, Elias Canetti, Dag Hammarskjöld, Henry Fonda, and Mikhail Sholokhov. Among people deceased in 1981, Albert Speer ranks 4Before him are Bob Marley, Anwar Sadat, and Jacques Lacan. After him are Moshe Dayan, Eugenio Montale, Natalie Wood, William Wyler, Max Euwe, Soong Ching-ling, Frederica of Hanover, and Hans Adolf Krebs.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Albert Speer ranks 88 out of 6,142Before him are Charles Bukowski (1920), Erich Maria Remarque (1898), William the Silent (1533), Peter III of Russia (1728), Joachim von Ribbentrop (1893), and Albertus Magnus (1206). After him are Jürgen Habermas (1929), Friedrich Wilhelm Joseph Schelling (1775), Wilhelm Keitel (1882), Friedrich Paulus (1890), Claus von Stauffenberg (1907), and Gerhard Schröder (1944).

Among ARCHITECTS In Germany

Among architects born in Germany, Albert Speer ranks 1After him are Walter Gropius (1883), Ludwig Mies van der Rohe (1886), Peter Behrens (1868), Karl Friedrich Schinkel (1781), Gottfried Semper (1803), Arno Breker (1900), Peter Parler (1330), Frei Otto (1925), Leo von Klenze (1784), Albert Speer (1934), and Robert Koldewey (1855).